Post Termination Hormones

(8 Posts)
OtherwiseIwud Fri 14-Dec-12 10:14:49

I'm due to have a termination next Wednesday. Im only 4 weeks. My reasons are I can't face another hyperemesis pregnancy. It would kill me quite frankly. I'm in Ireland so will need to travel.
I'm just wondering for those who've had terminations what were your hormones like afterwards.
I've been hugely upset by this but am making the decision for my small children and myself.
I know I'll. be in grief but will it be the same baby blues feeling like after child birth. It's all horrendous. Trying to be Christmassy when I'm sick
as a dog and full of anguish.

Apologies if this hurts or offends anyone. I am a very loving mother. I just couldn't do it to my smallies again.

Fiona35 Fri 14-Dec-12 10:28:43

I'm so sorry you're in this position, it is such a heartbreaking decision. Sending you a big hug! This was me this time last year!

Do you know what type of termination you will have? Am assuming with you only being 4 weeks along then it could be the medical termination (tablets)?

I can only speak for myself but afterwards my hormones took a few days to a week to settle down, felt quite teary for a few days afterwards. The pregnancy symptoms seemed to disappear very quickly, within a day or so.

Again I am so sorry, hope you are ok xx

OtherwiseIwud Fri 14-Dec-12 10:40:56

Thanks
I'm having Aspiration because it means I can travel home that night.
Thanks so much for replying.
My DH is being very good but he couldn't bear to see me go through the hyperemesis again so it's very black and white for him.
I knew I was pregnant a week before my period.
Thanks for support xx

suzyrut Mon 17-Dec-12 11:47:45

Hi Otherwise,

In my experience I felt a bit up and down for a few days but it's incredibly hard to know whether that's because you've just been through a very tough time emotionally or if it's hormone related. In terms of when your sickness will fade specifically mine was gone immediately but was in no way as severe as yours. If you're having a general that can make you feel sick as well so again it might be hard to tell the cause.

I was sure that a termination was the right thing (and I say that as a very happy currently pregnant lady) in my previous circumstances so almost all the physical symptoms were lessened by the relief of knowing that I'd got through the hardest part ok and could start to look forward again (i hope this doesn't sound harsh it wasn't an easy decision just the right one for me at the time). I hope this is the case for you too.

Take care and be kind to yourself xx

OtherwiseIwud Mon 17-Dec-12 13:07:42

Thank you so much. Just to hear other people's experiences is very comforting to me.
The week is crawling along and I'm anxious to have the procedure over so I can start to heal from it.
Things are tense between my DH and I as I feel he is being black and white. He doesn't get the myriad of emotions I feel. The shootings in US upset me so do much. I need to get a grip.
I'm having the Mirena inserted also. So hopefully I'll never be in this horrid situation again

Thank you again

Fiona35 Wed 19-Dec-12 20:43:49

Hiya,

Just wanted to check to see how you are? Hope you're feeling ok and that everything went ok today.

Fxx

OtherwiseIwud Fri 21-Dec-12 10:34:34

Hi
Well things went well on Wednesday. The journey was horrendous as I was vomiting non stop on the flight. Right up until Tuesday night I was still undecided. But as soon as I got to clinic I was sure.
I was shocked at how many married women my age were there.
Similar stories to mine. Couldn't face crippling SPD or PND or whatever again.
As soon as I was done I felt relieved and knew it was right for me. They prescribed anti nausea drugs for me but I haven't needed them today.
My breasts are ridiculously large and leaking milk.
Sorry for detail but its more for benefit of anyone reading in the future.
My hormones are everywhere. I feel like I've got 100 tv channels on in my head. Which is exactly how I felt after delivering my children.
I no longer feel conflicted though. Hyperemesis is just crippling and life comes to a complete stop for me when I had it.
Thank you for the support it meant an incredible amount to me.
I wish you all all a peaceful Christmas. I'm relieved to be spending mine with my family and not hooked up to a drip in hospital.
xxxxx

Fiona35 Fri 21-Dec-12 11:08:51

Glad to hear you're ok. When this happens to you you do feel so alone don't you, but I found too that there are lots of women who sadly end up in this situation. You've made the best decision for you and your family.

Sorry you're leaking milk, hope that's not too upsetting for you xx

Hoping the next few days are as easy as possible on you.

Have a lovely Christmas with your family smile

Take care

xxxx

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